Adapting to Leadership in Offshore Schools: A Case Study of Sino-Nova Scotian Schools

Gregory Rodney MacKinnon, Tyler MacLean

Abstract


A mixed-methods study including 22 Sino-Nova Scotian school principals in China has established that preparation for leadership in that context requires the consideration of many salient factors. While many North American standards of leadership are an important foundation, effective communication within the multidimensional system is of paramount importance. It was also found that, in order to administer a successful program, principals needed to build stronger social support systems for their teachers and further create a community of practice that included cultural sensitivity and understanding.


Keywords


leadership; offshore schools; adaptations; culture of schooling

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2021v17n1a1057

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